Letter: Potholes big problem along Langley’s 208th Street

Langley Township’s safety priorities regarding traffic need to be reviewed, writes Walnut Grove resident Bill Mercer.

Dear Editor,

About six months ago I phoned the Township to complain about all the potholes along 208th Street near 78th Avenue.

At the time you almost had to veer into oncoming traffic to avoid the potholes.

I was kind of written off on the phone and was led to believe this was not considered a safety issue and was not a top priority.

Recently I was putting up garage sale signs in my subdivision. As fast as they were going up, someone from the Township was taking them down.

I finally ran into the fellow who was taking them down and he explained to me that his foreman sent him to take them down because as a safety issue they could distract drivers.

I was a little taken back.

I think whoever is making these decisions should maybe rethink the Township’s safety priorities regarding traffic.

Bill Mercer, Walnut Grove

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